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Men's Transcendent Down Vest

#268086

The best-selling, award-winning down collection from Outdoor Research, overhauled to perfection
$149.00 35.0% Discount Sale Price: $96.85
FIT: Standard fit
COLOR burnt orange/naval blue
SIZE: XL - Out of stock
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The Transcendent series has been a long-time puffy favorite for climbers, backpackers, mountaineers, and everyone else who spends extended time outside. So we took what you loved - and what you asked for - to create the dramatically redesigned Transcendent Collection. Injected with all-natural responsibly sourced down, the new Transcendent uses wider quilting and a rebalanced down fill to allow its insulation to loft better for fast, compressible warmth. Fresh, modern design lines and colors, trusted lightweight weather resistance, and feature-packed details add even more reasons for adventurers to rely on the Transcendent to excel in their sport. Even if you haven't quite loved your last puffy to death yet, we promise that the new Transcendent will make you reconsider retirement and upgrading to the latest and greatest.
Fabric :
100% polyester 20D ripstop
650 fill power
responsibly sourced goose down insulation
Center Back Length :
27¾˝ / 70 cm
Weight :
9oz / 254g Avg weight for size L
Fabric Performance :
Water-Resistant
Wind-Resistant
Lightweight
Design Features :
Zip Chest Pocket with internal Media Pocket
Snap Patch Pockets
Internal Front Stormflap
Carabiner Loop
Brushed Tricot-Lined Collar
Brushed Tricot Back of Hand Inside Pockets
Key Clip
Functional Details :
Single-Separating Front Zipper
Elastic Drawcord Hem

RATING AND REVIEWS

Great design, low down; not quite "overhauled to perfection"

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Overall a solid update for the transcendent vest. The updated styling, wider baffles, and more casual-crossover designs make it a good-looking upgrade from past models. Color options are great (burnt orange/navy for me) and give us all that "I'm a grungy mountain person but know how to look good too" vibe we're all hoping for. The fit is better and the hand pockets are way more comfortable for actual warming of hands. Some folks might miss the zip pockets, but not me, the single snap is easy and holds in hats and gloves with ease. It's light, comfortable, and warm-ish. Which brings us to the sad part: the down. I have no qualms with using 650 fill-power, that's the earmark of the awesomely functional affordability of the transcendent lineup and it's great for most of our needs anyway. And using RDS down is awesome, thank you OR! The problem is the amount. In what I assume was an effort to keep it light (a hair under 9 oz. for my size medium), OR has skimped on the amount of down in the vest. The wider baffles sort of hide this problem visually. But once on, the vest easily gets cold spots and feels - I hate to say it - cheap. The wider baffles do allow more loft space (thumbs up!), but there's just not enough down in there to loft. I thought this would be my go-to winter layer from town to trail and even the extra puff on cold ski days, but I find myself grabbing other full-on jackets 90% of the time, just to have reliable warmth. While the style is on-point, the warmth and true backcountry functionality is lacking, making it more of a mountain style phenom than a full improvement over the previous models. I'd LOVE to see this same styling and design features with even just 1 oz. more down spread throughout. Until then, I don't think I can rely on this as much as the product description says I should.

Boise, ID

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Great Vest

5

This is a semi warm vest that is good for casual wear and hiking. You could wear it as a mid layer under a coat when in the Mountains but it may not be the warmest vest out there. The upside to that is that it's not overstuffed puffy like many of them. Overall a great product.

Washington

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lightweight but warm

5

Have only been wearing this little vest for a few days now. But it seems like just the thing to wear under a coat in cold New England winter weather. Or indoors if the heat is turned down.

western Massachusetts

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Nice vest!

4

Great best, looks good and is packable and light weight.

Missoula, Montana

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Nice but wish there was more Down filling.

4

Needs more Down filling.

Everett WA

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Awesome down vest!!

5

Love the fit. The chest pocket is handy and functional. Was a little surprised that the hand warmer pockets did not have zippers. However, after wearing it I find that the absence of the zippers actually makes the pockets much more comfortable.

Knoxville, TN

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Wish I could have more

4

I definitely am happy that I purchased this vest

Regina, Saskatchewan

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Awesome vest

5

Love this vest. It's the perfect 30-50F outer layer. This vest with a good flannel is what I'll wear on all but the coldest days. I'm 5'11" 190 & the large fits well. I could've possibly gone medium but since it's more casual I went a little bigger. I'm glad I did cause it works well with thicker under layers

Vermont

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Like the Brown/grey retro looking colors

5

In comparison to my older generation Transcendent Sweater, the new version feels lighter. The brown/grey color combination has a nice retro feel and it works a great lightweight layer of warmth. I'm 6' and 165 pounds and the medium fit well.

Lolo, MT

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Buy one for a friend! Be vestie besties!

5

It's a down vest. It fits well. It keeps my chest warm while allowing my shoulders to maneuver. Need I say more? I will anyway​. I also pairs surprisingly well with the Echo Hoody.

Wyoming

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Size & Fit Guide

MEN’S APPAREL - MEASUREMENT GUIDE & SIZE CHART


Measurement shown in:
XS S M L XL XXL
CHEST 33”84 37”94 40”102 43”109 46”117 49”124
WAIST 27”69 30”76 32.5”83 36”91 39”99 43”109
HIPS 33.5”85 36.5”93 39”99 42”107 46”117 48.5”123
INSEAM 30”76 31”79 32”81 33”84 34”86 35”89
SLEEVE LENGTH 30”76 31”79 32”81 33”84 34”86 35”89
*All sizing is based on your body measurement.
We adjust the garment for intended fit and intended use.